1. Lucky – I see two errors in your article.

    1. HHonors Points & Points is commonly misinterpreted in the way you did. In June 2008 I contacted InsideFlyer about mistakes in their hotel loyalty program comparisons and goldpoints plus regarding the HHonors calculation on their regarding this same calculation error.

    HHonors base points are always 10 points per dollar regardless of your earning preference Points & Points or Points & Miles.

    Points & Points = 10 base points + 5 bonus points per dollar.
    Elite Bonus is based on base points.

    Diamond member earning preference of Points & Points:
    10 base points + 5 bonus points (Points & Points) + 5 bonus points (Diamond elite bonus) = 20 points/$1, not 22.5 points/$1

    This also changes the hotel spend to earn 100,000 base points to $10,000.

    HHonors points calculator:

    2. Marriott Rewards changed their internet policy last month to provide complimentary internet worldwide for Gold and Platinum members.

    And Marriott’s elite rollover makes elite status a much easier task for some members. Although this is probably easier for members earning Gold than Platinum.

  2. Hey~~

    Awesome, informative article. I was wondering if you have any insight into the Shangri-la Golden Circle program for people frequently traveling in Asia? Also, do you know if Mandarin Oriental has any unpublished loyalty program?

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